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Whitby Toesday Hornpipe – Clog Stepping Workshop

This page contains brief details about the video recording; the video (embedded in the page); an abstract for the talk; links to additional resources;  speaker biography and a summary.

Video recording of talk

Recording of a Morris Federation workshop on “Whitby Toesday Hornpipe Clog Workshop” by Melanie Barber held on Zoom on 7 November 2021.

Video 1 lasts for 1 hour 27 minutes and video 2 for 1 hour 29 minutes.





Parts 1 and 2 of a 2 Part Workshop – Whitby Toesday Hornpipe Clog Routine for Beginners & Intermediates – Melanie Barber

Melanie Barber teaches the Whitby Toesday Hornpipes, for both Beginners and Intermediate levels, comprising ten steps, which she wrote for the Whitby Folk Week Community Facebook Group in 2016. A basic knowledge of clog techniques such as straight and round shuffles would be useful but not essential.

Part 1 covers steps 1 to 5.

Part 2 covers steps 6 to 10.

Additional resources

Links to related resources:

Speaker biography

Melanie Barber started clog dancing in 1979, learning from Sam Sherry and Pat Tracey, and collecting steps from Bill Gibbons and Bert Bowden, and has been teaching clog since the early 80’s.  She was a founder Lancashire Wallopers, then a member of Camden Clog, and now dances with Strictly Clog.

Mike Adamson learnt to play the melodeon in 2006 for Hammersmith Morris, and started playing for clog and North West Morris in 2007.  Melanie & Mike formed Three’s a Crowd in 2014 having started to do solo bookings.


  • Title: Whitby Toesday Hornpipe Clog Workshop
  • Speaker: Melanie Barber and Mike Adamson
  • Facilitator: Pauline Woods-Wilson
  • Type: dance
  • Date of talk: 21 November 2021
  • Date page published: 15 May 2023

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